Coaches contracts extended

Ballymoney Borough Council has agreed to extend the contracts of two Active Communities coaches.

During a recent meeting, the Leisure Services report explained: ‘Sport Northern Ireland (SNI) has written to the Lead Council advising that based on the successful management and delivery of Active Communities throughout Northern Ireland, the Board of Sport Northern Ireland has approved the allocation of an additional £1.8m to the Active Communities Programme from its National Lottery Funds. This additional investment will enable the 11 district council clusters to extend their programmes to 31st March 2015.

‘This funding covers 100% of the cost of the two Active Communities Coaches in Ballymoney. In light of the additional funding it is recommended that the contracts of the two Active Communities Coaches – one full-time and one part-time, is extended to 31st March 2015.’

It was proposed by Cllr Ian Stevenson and seconded by Cllr Evelyne Robinson.